Help with login/environment: bash_profile, bashrc, xdm
Hi. I use the blackbox window manager, but I'm having trouble with my
I was using gdm and all was fine, except that
- My customizations to the login window kept getting bonked.
- If you ctrl-alt-f1 to get a non-X terminal, it keeps coming back
every n seconds without being asked. Especially annoying if your X
configuration is bad... I'm just not a GNOME fan.
So I switched to xdm
- and my .bash_profile stopped getting processed. So that after
opening an xterm, none of my custom environment variables were
active, just the custom aliases in .bashrc.
- I tried putting 'source ./.bash_profile' at the top of my xsession
file, but no luck.
Can someone tell me, or point me to the right docs, to get xdm to run
.bash_profile so that all term windows inherit the environment?
And a more philosophical question: Anyone care to provide a 50 word
essay on the proper use of .bash_profile and .bashrc? I have an
environment that generally works, but it's based on random examples,
trial, and error rather than consistent application of fundamental